Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Romance in the garden

Is there anyone that hasn't dreamt of spending days relaxing in an old country garden?

The traditional Australian farmhouse was built to last and so were many of the wonderful outbuildings and shelters built in and around the property and gardens, most still sturdy & standing today, like this gorgeous old white gazebo in the garden of an early 1900's home in Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands.

The old hand made bricks on the ground are covered in moss and the level is somewhat out. This perfect size garden house sits in the prettiest spot in the garden with views in most directions and it is a delightful place to spend an afternoon with friends.

I used to design the chair covers & other decorative objects for a Event & Wedding company and I think chair covers are just a fantastic item to always have in your cupboard (hanging up of course). I used four white chair covers here and instead of tying a bow I just knotted the back and I bought a couple of bunches of cream Singapore orchids and I added one stem to the back of the each chair and the rest of orchids I placed around the candle inside the hurricane lamps. Also the smell from the gardenia's were beautiful and perfectly positioned in pots around the gazebo. I also stole a couple of pieces of long ivy and just sat it on the table top. That's it, very simple and very romantic. Now what to wear? hmm,

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter

and I hope you have a fabulous time with your friends and family ( please drive carefully )

xxx Coty

Where is that Easter Bunny, can you see him? look everywhere...